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John Diaz of The San Francisco Chronicle, Lily Dorman Colby student at UC Berkeley Law, Judge Michael Nash and Jim Newton of the Los Angeles Times during forum at UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall in 2012. Photo by Fostering Media Connections.

OP-ED: Journalism in the Best Interest of the Child

By Daniel Heimpel A fortnight ago, the appeals court for the Second Appellate District in California invalidated a court order that had eased media access to Los Angeles County’s otherwise closed juvenile dependency hearings.This ends [...]
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OP-ED: In 2014, Republicans Renew their Faith in California

We’ve seen the election results. We have read the polls, too. It’s no secret that Republicans are not doing well in California. Statewide, our party registration is down. There’s not one statewide Republican elected official [...]
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San Francisco School Board Establishes Policy to Reduce School Suspensions

At its general meeting on February 25, the San Francisco Board of Education unanimously approved a policy aimed at further improving school climate at all San Francisco Unified School District schools and reducing student suspensions.
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Kamala D. Harris and Legislators Unveil Truancy Law

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris this week announced a package of legislation to help local school districts and communities address California’s elementary school truancy crisis.Each year, an estimated one million elementary school students are truant, [...]
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Councilmember Zapien will Host Community Meeting

District 4 Councilmember Moses Zapien will hold a community meeting at Gian’s Delicatessen on the Miracle Mile, 2112 Pacific Ave. on Tuesday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Councilmember Zapien, who speaks fluent Spanish, [...]